Gentoo makes interim CEO permanent

The Gentoo Board has appointed interim Chief Executive Officer, Louise Bassett on a permanent basis with immediate effect.

Louise joined Gentoo seven years ago as Executive Director of Corporate Services and has been acting in the interim position since January. 

Speaking about her recent appointment, Louise said: “I am delighted to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer permanently. I feel very proud to be leading such a purposeful and dedicated organisation.

“Together we commit to putting our tenants at the heart of business decision making and to creating better working lives for everyone at Gentoo. I look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders as we continue to improve our services to tenants.”

Louise is a highly accomplished business leader, with over 20 years’ experience across senior private sector roles in consumer and healthcare organisations. She joined Gentoo to assist with the organisation’s transformation project and is passionate about maximising the potential of all colleagues across the organisation.

Emily Cox MBE, Group Chair at Gentoo, said: “The Board is delighted to confirm Louise’s permanent appointment. She has shown great leadership during her short time as interim CEO.

“The Board is confident she is the right person to lead the organisation to deliver our vision and core purpose of creating safe and decent homes for our tenants.”

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